By Brooklyn Bill
Main Squeeze since I wrote about it in February. Specifically, I've added a dash of bitters to make it less sweet and a little more sophisticated.
My buddy Bob likes his MS a little fizzier, so I put 2 ounces of club soda in his. I'm not overly fond of fizziness,* and my friend Jen, Bob's wife, thinks it's fizzy enough without the extra club soda, so I use only 1 ounce in our MSes. Bob says the extra soda makes him less likely to drink it really fast. He's still usually the first one done, though. :-)
Here's my revised recipe, with a few footnotes, for extra cocktail nerdiness!
2 oz. St-Germain
2 oz. orange juice,** preferably fresh squeezed
1 dash,*** bitters****
1 oz. club soda
Shake the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour, unstrained, into a rocks glass. Add the club soda. Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.
*I'm very fond of fuzziness.
**I bet it'd also be delicious with tangerine juice, which was in my original, discarded-for-being-too-complex recipe.
***Per cocktail guru Dale DeGroff, a dash is six drops.
****I used Urban Moonshine Original Bitters, which is flavored with dandelion, angelica, burdock, and orange peel, among other ingredients.